A better approach than crossing over into Russia might be simply to cut Crimea, which Putin annexed in 2014, from Russian supply lines. With luck, Putin would at that point decide that he’s had enough and grudgingly enter peace negotiations. But if Putin came under military pressure in Russia proper, he could go to any extreme
Zelensky met Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the British leader's Chequers country residence, where the pair also discussed Ukraine's request for Western fighter jets.
Russian strikes battered cities across Ukraine early on April 28, killing at least 12 people in a barrage of missiles and drones that hit as Kyiv prepares an expected counteroffensive. The deadly attack included a strike on a residential building and came days after the leaders of Ukraine and China spoke by phone, with Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly advocating peace negotiations.
The data that Palantir's software will process relates to allegations of unlawful killing, rape, torture and destruction in Ukraine since Russia invaded the country more than a year ago.
Macron canoodled with Xi across China, sipped tea, spoke of world peace, and sold 160 Airbus airplanes. But nothing substantive was achieved regarding the Ukraine war, other than stale Chinese state-speak.
A combination of ample supplies, subdued import demand and the extension of a deal allowing the safe export of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea contributed to the drop, FAO said.
Japan's Fumio Kishida met President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on March 21 during a rare, unannounced visit by a Japanese leader that underscored Tokyo's emphatic support for Ukraine in its fight against Russia's invasion.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on March 20 for a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping were to discuss Beijing's propositions to stop the fighting in Ukraine, as the Chinese leader arrived Monday for a landmark visit with his counterpart in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise trip to Mariupol, the Kremlin said on March 19, his first visit to territory captured from Ukraine since the start of Moscow's invasion. The visit triggered an angry reaction from Ukraine, with a presidential aide blasting its "cynicism" and "lack of remorse".
Washington alleged that the bombings were the work of Moscow. Moscow pointed its finger at Britain and the United States. Germany, Denmark and Sweden set up a joint investigation, but refused to allow Russia to participate. Some sections say pro-Ukranian groups did it.
Britain’s defense intelligence agency said that Russian forces had taken control of most of Bakhmut’s east, but advances farther west might be challenging.
Businesses have been given a crash course in geopolitical risk and its implications for supply chains, inflation, interest rates and investment in the last one year
“We fiercely fought for every day. And we endured the second day. And then — the third,” Zelensky said. "And we still know: every tomorrow is worth fighting for.”
Russia became the world’s most-sanctioned nation after the country's invasion of Ukraine, surpassing Iran, Syria and North Korea. One year into the war, it continues to be one of the most sanctioned countries.
Varma feels that the current stalemate in the war will be broken with Russia gaining the upper hand.
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One Russian pro-war military blogger known as Rybar, who has more than one million subscribers on the Telegram messaging app, said more than 100 people had been wounded in the strike and that rubble was still being cleared.
Russia "launched more than 20 cruise missiles... Our air defence destroyed 12 cruise missiles," Ukraine's commander-in-chief General Valeriy Zaluzhny said on social media.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said Modi requested that the Ukrainian authorities facilitate arrangements for the continued education of the Indian students who had to return from the east European country earlier this year.
This year, decorations are hardly visible in Ukrainian cities
“We are ready to negotiate with all the participants in this process about some acceptable outcomes, but this is their business — it’s not we who refuse negotiations but they,” Putin told an interviewer on state television in Russia.
"At the core of it all is the policy of our geopolitical opponents aiming to tear apart Russia, the historical Russia," Putin said.
In the meantime, painstaking efforts go on to establish a better sense of normalcy, like clearing the mess and mines left behind by the Russians, in tough wintertime weather.
Neither Russia nor Ukraine give up-to-date numbers on losses, but tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides are estimated by the U.S. military to have been killed or wounded.
In a bid to reduce the money available for Moscow's war effort, the European Union tentatively agreed on Thursday on a $60 a barrel price cap on Russian seaborne oil, according to diplomats.